The Golden State Warriors were selected to win the 2017 NBA Finals by GMs in the league. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors picked to win it all by NBA GMs

NBA general managers, they’re just like us! At least when it comes to projecting the upcoming season.

The league’s official website held its annual GM survey, in which participants are asked “48 different questions about the best teams, players, coaches, fans, and offseason moves.”

Respondents weren’t allowed to pick anything or anybody from their own team in their answers. Accordingly, 29 of the 30 team heads picked the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the East and the Golden State Warriors in the West.

The poll was correct last year in selecting the Cavs to win the NBA Championship. This year, 69 percent said the Dubs would bring the Larry O’Brien Trophy home this summer.

Stephen Curry received 10 percent of the vote for most likely to win the MVP. LeBron James was first at 46.7 percent with Russell Westbrook next at 23.3 percent.

Golden State made the “best overall moves this offseason,” securing 83.3 percent of the vote.

Most big questions fell where you’d expect them to — Stephen Curry is the top point guard, Klay Thompson is the second-best shooting guard after James Harden, Kevin Durant trails just LeBron James at small forward, Draymond Green is the third-best power forward behind Anthony Davis and LeBron.

The survey is ultimately meaningless, and it’s hard to tell how many GMs actually filled out their own inquiry, but it certainly is entertaining with the season still a week away.

To check out all of the votes, head to NBA.com.Cleveland CavaliersGolden State WarriorsLeBron JamesStephen Curry

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